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Communications Engineer

Waveland, MS

Job Type: Contract
Job Id : 303300
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Position Summary

Job ID: 303300

Contract Length: 6+ Months

Our client is an international information technology and solutions consulting company. The company is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the United States through the delivery of innovative, next-generation IT solutions. They are currently seeking a Communications Engineer to join their dedicated team.

What You'll Do:

  • Maintain LAN, WAN, intranet and Internet network hardware and systems; investigate and resolve network and hardware matters of significance; research, analyze, isolate and resolve errors; assess and update older networks as needed and in accordance with specified plans
  • Provide technical support on data networks for internal and/or external customers; answer technical questions; recommend and implement approved course of action
  • Provide technical leadership for data network problem escalation and resolution
  • Install and maintain network facilities, including hardware, software, and system data for small to medium sized networks
  • Install network applications on network servers or voice equipment; maintain, test, research and resolve problems
  • Determine appropriate standard testing routines or scripts; may test various data equipment such as routers, switches, hubs or optical equipment, or multi-function switches maintenance
  • Design, implement and maintain various networks such as LAN, WAN, intranet, and/or Internet systems in accordance with specified requirements
  • Prepare data network diagrams and drawings to document and assist in communicating current operational status of networks
  • Perform data network configurations and configuration changes of various data equipment such as routers, switches, intelligent hubs, multi-function switches, to enhance performance
  • Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel
  • Prepare routine proposal documentation and information to meet customer requirements
  • Prepare routine cost analyses and vendor comparisons to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations, and measures feasibility of various approaches

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred 
  • Four or more years of experience working with data networks to include but not limited to Cisco Catalyst IOS and Nexus NX-OS
  • Experience working with current local area network systems and technical infrastructure communication issues
  • Experience working with current network systems and networking principles in data such as but not limited to; VLAN, Spanning-Tree Protocol, OSPF and BGP routing protocols, Load Balancing and WAN Optimization, Firewalls
  • Experience working with network software and hardware such as but not limited to; routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls
  • Experience working with multiple technical platforms (e.g., mainframe, two-tiered client-server, three-tiered client-server)
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Nexus switches such as but not limited to 7K and 5K series switches

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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